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Topps Tiles could help with vouchers to transform a space

Do you need to improve or transform your community space? Topps Tiles are offering a top prize of £2,000 in vouchers to a community group in their Tile Transformations competition. To enter simply take a photo of the venue and upload it on the Topps Tiles Transformation site with information about what you plan to do. There is no charge to enter. Details For more information go to...

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Sutton young people’s career fair to take place next week

Carshalton College will host the annual London Borough of Sutton Young People’s Careers Fair on Wednesday 3 February. During the fair Sutton Council’s Education Business Partnership and partner organisations will provide essential impartial advice and information about getting into employment, education and training. The fair is for young people aged between 15-24 and who are looking to make their next steps in the world of work. They will be able to learn about current vacancies and different pathways, find out how they can apply for apprenticeship programmes, and get help writing an effective CV. Cllr Jayne McCoy, Chair of the Housing, Economy & Business Committee at Sutton Council, said: “We’re committed to giving young people in the borough all the opportunities we can to help them get on the job ladder and making sure they have the best possible chances in life. From advice on writing CVs to interview techniques, the event aims to show our youth that the future is what they make of it. “The LBS Careers Fair not only gives young people the tools they need to succeed in the job market, it’s also a great chance for employers to come and meet some of our talented young people in Sutton.” Previous careers fairs have resulted in some real positive stories of young job-seekers being given an opportunity to succeed. In 2015, Chelsea Hersey started a trial...

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Sutton making steady progress towards sustainability targets

Sutton Council is continuing to make steady progress in ensuring the borough meets its environmental, social and economic sustainability targets. The One Planet Sutton Progress Report for 2014-15 published today (Wednesday) shows the council is continuing to meet key priority targets under five themes: Cutting carbon emissions Cutting waste Valuing our natural environment Supporting healthy communities Supporting the local economy The 24-page progress report says that of Sutton’s 32 targets, 21 targets have been exceeded, met or are on target to be met, seven are not on target and the remaining four targets do not apply to 2014-15. Key target findings are: Cutting carbon emissions The council’s Carbon Management Plan has saved the council an estimated £1.9m in energy costs since 2010-11. Cutting waste Total household waste in the borough has decreased since the baseline from 77,045 tonnes in 2009-10 to 73,350 tonnes in 2014-15, representing a 4.8 per cent decrease. This is above the national average of 2 per cent waste reduction per household. Valuing our natural environment The Sutton Food Forum was formed in December 2014 to drive delivery of local and sustainable food targets. The Sutton Food Forum has achieved Sustainable Food Cities Status and Sutton is one of only seven London boroughs to have achieved this standard. During 2014-15 a number of improvement projects were undertaken along the River Wandle to enhance habitats and biodiversity, and...

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Choir sings new Requiem as part of commemoration event

Chandos Choir Coulsdon, a long-standing choir in the area performed a new Requiem by Howard Goodall as part of their autumn concert at St Andrew’s Church, Coulsdon which has just celebrated its centenary of founding, also 1914 The Requiem was performed in commemoration of the Centenary of the First World War aswell as a selection of hymns parodies as sung by WW1 soldiers. “We arranged for representatives of the local Poppy Appeal to be there to collect, and obtained permission from the RBL to use the poppy logo on the posters and programme,” said a spokesperson. “I am delighted to announce we raised over £150 for the legion. I am myself a poppy seller for 8 years now, so this was a great way to combine 2 things I enjoy – singing and collecting for the...

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Sutton Nature highlight wide range of events this December

Sutton Nature has pubished a list of events that it is promoting for the run up to Christmas. Sutton Nature is the home of Sutton Nature Conservation Volunteers (SNCV), who are the main nature conservation organisation operating within Sutton and has been working to conserve and maintain Sutton’s many wildlife sites since 1987. Its main aims are the conservation and improvement of sites of wildlife value in the borough. They carry out practical maintenance and habitat management work throughout the year. These tasks include hedgelaying, coppicing, scrub clearance and fence construction. During the spring and summer, it also carries out ecological surveys and monitoring, recording plants and animals to help inform our management. Events in December include: Friends of Sutton Ecology Centre Christmas Fair – Saturday 5 December 1pm-5pm. Sutton Ecology Centre. (In conjunction with Carshalton Frost Fair) The Friends of Sutton Ecology Centre will be holding their annual Christmas Fair, with hand-crafted gifts, hot drinks and a collection of delicious homemade soups & cakes. Suitable for: everyone. Winter Wonderland Trail 1pm-4pm Explore the delights of the award winning Ecology Centre with their Winter Wonderland Trail. Cost: £1 per person for the Winter Wonderland Trail. Suitable for: families No booking required, just pop along. Winter Wreath Making – Saturday 12 December 10am-12noon & 1pm-3pm Sutton Ecology Centre. Come and enjoy a relaxing time collecting materials to make your own...

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Sutton Voice is proud to be working with Sutton Cricket Club to highlight the results activites and facilties of one of the borough's largest and most successful sporting organisations.

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Sutton High School is an independent day school for girls aged 3-18. Founded in 1884 by the GDST, it continues to provide an academically rigorous and challenging education within the framework of a caring and supportive community.

It was the London Borough of Sutton’s highest placed girls’ school in The Times A Level Results Table August 2015 and GCSE results also saw an increase in the percentage of A* grades, up to 32%, with 40% of girls achieving 9 or more A* or A grades. Come and see for yourself why The Good Schools Guide describes Sutton High as “a school to watch”.  Places for our Open Events can be booked online at www.suttonhigh.gdst.net

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Is your child two or going to be two in the next school year? They may be eligible for up to 15 hours of free weekly childcare!

*The scheme is available to Sutton residents who earn less than £16,190, receive Child Tax Credit, Working Tax Credit, Income Support, or other benefits, from the term after a child's second birthday, thanks to funding from the government.

The free childcare can be provided by nurseries, childminders, pre-schools or playgroups.

For more information visit www.sutton.gov.uk/familyinfo or contact the Sutton Family Information Service on 020 8770 6000 orfamilyinfo@sutton.gov.uk.

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